For residents of New Orleans, or non-residents who share the obsession. This community was founded on July 24, 2001, by rezu.
YOU MUST read the below Guidelines and follow them. Trust us, it'll keep you out of trouble.
This is a large, high traffic community and these rules were designed to help build a better forum.
1: Posts MUST specifically pertain to New Orleans or the surrounding areas. Events in Baton Rouge are acceptable.
2: All pictures MUST BE PLACED BEHIND AN LJ-CUT. Small, medium, large images, it doesn't matter, they go behind an LJ-Cut. Textual posts that are 20 lines OR MORE also need to be cut. No questions, no arguments. Just do it.
3: NO selling. Please utilize our sister community, nola_classified to hawk your wares. Events are fine, such as art openings, band and promo nights. If you are uncertain, please ask one of the moderators (see below) before you post.
4: DO NOT ask where the under-aged can purchase alcohol or obtain fake IDs. Do not ask where you can obtain illegal substances, such as drugs. It will be deleted upon discovery and you may be banned from the community.
5: This is an all ages community. Please do not post sexually explicit text or images, this INCLUDES your personal icons. Also please try to watch your language in community posts, comments are free game.
6: Play nice! If you feel like you have been unnecessarily persecuted by a member or a Moderator, contact one of the other Moderators. However, you MUST have significant evidence, in the form of comments, emails, chat logs, etc., to back up your claim. If you delete the derogatory posts another member makes to you, we cannot help you based purely on hearsay. Keep the posts intact and retain your e-mail notices. If you feel you cannot reach a resolution or at least a compromise with the moderators, then feel free to take it to the LiveJournal abuse team. We won't take it personally; that's what the abuse team is there for.
7: Do not disable comments when posting! Please do not use the disable comments option when making a post. This is an open forum community and it is not fair to post something that people can not respond to. The moderators are not responsible for member's remarks or flame wars but will step in when necessary.
8: Posts of a more *personal* nature belong in your personal journal. Everyone misses New Orleans, hates Katrina, loves Hubig Pies and king cakes, etc... Unless what you're posting can be considered beneficial to the community (ex. where Hubig Pies can be purchased, where to buy a really good king cake, etc...) than save it for your personal LJ.
9: Please browse the memories section and the Yellow Pages or the City Guide before posting here. If you are inquiring about where you can purchase a bike, get a haircut, etc...it is a good idea to check the memories section and consult the Yellow Pages before you post since we get a lot a repeat questions here.
10: The moderators reserve the right to delete posts if they break/bend any of the abovementioned rules. We won't edit any posts, as it is not in our power to do so, but if you step over the line more than a couple of times, expect your posts to be deleted. If you absolutely have to act like a jerk, we the moderators are not at all shy about banning you completely from the community, with the additional possibility (depending on the circumstances) of a report to the LiveJournal abuse team.
PLEASE CHECK THE MEMORIES SECTION BEFORE POSTING A QUESTION. Many common requests are answered there. ----------------------------------------------------
We have included a member endorsed list of links for you to peruse before asking for information on apartments, jobs, places to go, etc. Thank You.